“Suzie teaches with her whole body, heart and mind.
She listens to her students, and makes each of us feel at home in her class. I’ve been taking yoga for a long time, but Suzie never fails to show me some new technique or thought that opens my practice up to new worlds. I leave her classes feeling refreshed and at peace with who I am. I often go home and write for hours.” Sara Lewis Holmes, Best-Selling Author, 2009
“I wanted to extend my most sincere thank you for being a part of our Wellness Weekend. Your presentation was very well received!” - Mary Zmuda, Kaiser Mid-Atlantic (Physicians' Wellness Conference, 2017)
Suzie is the consummate professional.
She has worked more than a few times with the Fairfax County Public Schools theatre teachers delivering relaxation workshops and has always delivered an awesome session! I look forward to the next time we can incorporate Suzie's work into a meeting or in-service. - Judy Haas Bowns, FCPS, 2010
Re: Keynotes & Customized Talks / Workshops
Thanks to Suzie Carmack for joining us at Powell Tate on Friday.Our staff really enjoyed learning how to work movement and mindfulness into our too-sedentary lives. We highly recommend her sessions! Plus, her work and research has lots of applications for folks who work in health communication! Brian Wommack, Senior Vice-President, Powell Tate Strategic Communications, 2012
Suzie is a compassionate well educated teacher who inspires people to become healthy. I have taken several workshops she has guided and have incorporated many of her teachings not only into my work but into my life. She gets people." - Teri O'Connor, ERYT 500, Yoga Teacher, 2009
"I just wanted to let you know how much I truly enjoyed the [live] workshop.... Believe it or not, I have to step out of my comfort zone to attend this type of event, but you make it so comfortable to be together in a safe place. I'm easily distracted, nervous, and uncomfortable if I'm not in a one-on-one situation. That's why I love coaching one-on-one! You are a phenomenal teacher! I can't say enough about the impact you had on me personally this weekend. I woke up so refreshed and felt like a "centered being" this morning. I can't wait to incorporate some of the juicy nuggets I learned this weekend into my [wellness and nutrition] coaching programs! I intend to go back and re-read the entire manual this week! You are truly an inspiration and I look forward to working with you again in the near future." Christie Woodall, Certified Health Coach, 2010
Re: Coaching & Instruction
Suzie is amazing and I miss her so much. I strongly recommend her as a trainer and life coach." Joann Lockhard, Public Affairs, U.S. Dept of State, 2015
“I moved to the DC area from Los Angeles, and I lived for a long period in New York City. One of the great benefits of these two locations is access to some of the top trainers and fitness programs in the country. I started studying Pilates on the Reformer and Cadillac about 8 years ago in New York. I can say that none of the trainers I worked with (one was $350 an hour) comes close. Suzie’s workouts are always fun and very challenging. She is always coming into our sessions with new knowledge, ideas, or explaining why we are doing a specific exercise.” Weslie Woodley, Professional Actress/Singer and Photographer, 2008
Suzie was one of my first yoga teachers as I started this journey many years ago. She is one of the best teachers I have ever encountered and believe me when I say that I have taken a class or two in the last few years. Her knowledge and expertise in the fitness industry, the health sciences and interpersonal communication is admirable. Suzie is a true Guru and I am honored to have studied with her."
Bana Qashu, Sales Manager & Yoga Teacher, 2015
"Suzie is an amazing instructor and soul. I had the privilege of doing a few months of personal training with Suzie and I really enjoyed her approach to yoga and being centered. She truly cared about my wellbeing and as a result of our sessions together, I began to feel improvement with my chronic illness." Tanya R. (name withheld for privacy), 2012
I have worked with Suzie on numerous occasions and keep coming back. Her expertise in the area of health and wellness has given me the motivation to move further into this field as well. She shows concern and warmth toward her staff and students. Her professionalism makes her a pleasure to work with and she inspires others with her unique spirit and energy." Kimberly Cherington, Educator, 2014
As I mentioned when we talked, even though it has been almost a year since I completed the online training and live workshop, the principles and lessons I learned are an invaluable resource that I rely upon again and again. For example, the focus on the mind body connection is something that I refer to often in my classes. Also, the program’s focus on the different planes of motion of the joints of the body has helped me devise workouts that keep my students fit, interested and safe. Any group fitness instructor, whether they teach the most demanding cardiovascular workout or a meditative class, would greatly benefit from the principles and lessons learned in your workshop." Tim Shollenberger, Esq., 2013
“I am so grateful for Suzie Carmack. I reached out to her when I was experiencing considerable knee pain. My doctor recommended some exercises and I was concerned about my alignment. Suzie listened to me. She helped me identify possible areas of concern. Now I have increased body awareness that is helping me prevent further injury and I am finally healing. She also reminded me of how important it is to not only be centered in body, but also in mind.” - Lisa Zargarpur, 2013